Different Takes: Alabama’s Not Alone When It Comes To Punishing Pregnant Women

Editorial writers focus on the manslaughter charges against Marshae Jones.

Editorial writers focus on the manslaughter charges against Marshae Jones.

The New York Times:
Alabama Isn’t The Only State That Punishes Pregnant Women
Last week…

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Viewpoints: Congress Needs To Raise Smoking Age To 21, Take Other Key Steps To Stop Teen Tobacco Use; What Does Hate Have To Do With Mental Health? Plenty

Opinion writers weigh in on these health care topics and others.

Opinion writers weigh in on these health care topics and others.

The Washington Post:
Congress Should Raise The Smoking Age — And Then Enforce It
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Viewpoints: Talking About Ending Surprise Medical Bills Is the Easy Part; Lessons On The History Of Southern Women Taking Ill To Their Bed

Editorial writers weigh in on these health care topics and others.

Editorial writers weigh in on these health care topics and others.

Los Angeles Times:
Democrats And Republicans Both Want To End Surprise ER Bills. Good Luck With That&nbsp…

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Viewpoints: Health Care Needs To Be Top Focus Of Dems In 2020; Trump’s Plan For Transparency Is No Cure-All, But Can Help Lower Hospital Costs

Opinion writers weigh in on these health care issues and others.

Opinion writers weigh in on these health care issues and others.

USA Today:
2020 Democrats Must Focus On Health Care To Beat Trump
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Want to Relax? Here are 3 Inspiring Ideas to Help…

Inside: It’s a fact that parents are better at parenting when they schedule time for themselves. So, take a mini-break from the hustle bustle of the season to relax and re-balance. Here are some ideas that are shown to have a rejuvenating effect on both body and soul. It’s the day after Christmas and

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How to Work From Home with Children (and Keep Your Sanity)

After working in the corporate world for seven years, I chose to stay home when I had my daughter. For me, it was an easy decision. It was a dead-end job and I’d had enough. I didn’t feel totally respected and the work was mind-numbingly dull.

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With teen mental health deteriorating over five years, there’s a likely culprit

In a new paper published in Clinical Psychological Science, my colleagues and I found that the increases in depression, suicide attempts and suicide appeared among teens from every background – more privileged and less privileged, across all races and ethnicities and in every region of the country. All told, our analysis found that the generation of teens I call “iGen” – those born after 1995 – is much more likely to experience mental health issues than their millennial predecessors.

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Perspectives On Gun Violence: Mass Shootings Are Not ‘Inevitable’; It Is ‘A Mental Health Issue’

In response to the weekend’s mass shooting in a small town in Texas, opinion writers offer their ideas on why gun violence continues to plague the United States.

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Don’t Suffer in Silence

Starting my second semester, my boyfriend and I went to the cafeteria for breakfast.  I began to have what I call the first panic attack of my adult life.

This panic attack changed the course of my entire second semester.  After feeling dizzy, shaky, and like I had “nowhere to run,” I never went to the cafeteria again.

This was the worst mistake I could have made, but at the time I was terrified to tell anyone.

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State Highlights: Nurses At Mass. Hospital Plan One-Day Strike; Calif. Free Health Clinic Draws 1,500 Patients

Media outlets report on news from Massachusetts, California, Missouri, Maryland and Virginia.

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